Guardiola mocks Champions League overthinker claim | Dailytrust

Guardiola mocks Champions League overthinker claim

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola joked he will field 12 players against Atletico Madrid in response to claims he overthinks Champions League games.

City host the Spanish champions in a quarter-final first leg tomorrow. 

“In the Champions League I always overthink,” he said in a response that appeared both part serious and part light-hearted.

In last season’s final against Chelsea, Guardiola notably decided to start without a holding midfielder and his side were well below par in a 1-0 defeat.

But he said: “I always create new tactics and ideas – and tomorrow you will see a new one.

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